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Detoxing – the body’s housekeeping

Every day, our bodies are exposed to pollutants and chemicals (external) and endogenous (internal) waste products. We process and eliminate most of these toxins as part of normal detoxification and elimination processes, via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, lungs and lymph. However, sometimes detoxification and elimination is impaired due to lifestyle, environmental and/or genetic factors.(1) … Read more

Our children are becoming sicker

Chronic health conditions in children are rising Poor food choices,  allergy-based food avoidance and misguided parental food education frequently  result in a child’s sub-optimal nutritional status. For example, in 2014-15, only 5.4% of Australian children aged 2-18 years ate the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Add to this, environmental toxin exposure, stress in … Read more

Aluminium – it’s everywhere …. but is it safe?

Aluminium is ubiquitous in the environment. In recent years, it has increasingly been incorporated in consumer products, foodstuffs, medications/vaccines and drinking water with a presumption of safety. This presumption is based on the belief that as is not overtly toxic in acute low dose ingestion, cumulative consumption must also be benign. However, is this assumption actually … Read more

Millions for drugs that don’t work

Perhaps we should all be appalled by how the pharmaceutical industry takes advantage of the sick, by offering solutions that are proven not to work, but cost a fortune and cripple the finances of individuals and entire governments. These same players will claim that holistic medicine is bogus and has no scientific basis, and position … Read more

Is acidity making you sick?

How our lives have changed                                      100,000 generations:  hunters and gatherers                                            500 generations:   introduction of agriculture                                              10 generations:   industrial times                                                 2 generations:   eating highly processed foods While our lifestyles have changed, our genes do … Read more

Belief or Manipulation?

Are your beliefs holding you back? Beliefs are based upon experience, are changeable, can be complex and are not necessarily fact.  We all have these beliefs, developing them throughout the course of our lives.  Some areas that are most affected by our beliefs include religion, politics, health care and education.  Very often we tend to … Read more

Added extras

What’s in your medications or supplements?  Most products, whether medical or nutritional supplements, have what are known as “excipients” or “fillers”.  These may be added to hold the active ingredients or give a pill its shape or simply be added for volume. They include everything except the active ingredients. Pharmaceutical excipients – where do we … Read more

Why do I need to see a Naturopath?

“I went on line and researched my symptoms.  I found this really good website which explained my disease and recommended all these great products.  I got all that needed on line.” Does this sound familiar?  Have you been tempted to self-diagnose yourself after reading information, whether it be on the internet, in a magazine or … Read more